The nation is in a mobilized, anti-police violence uproar.
“How can anyone in the community have faith in the system now?” asked Vincent Warren, Center for Constitutional Rights executive director.
In the wake of the announcement of no indictment of officer Daniel Pantelao in his chokehold death of Eric Garner, the city, already tense after the same kind of decision from a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., is bracing for more protests.
It was déjà vu all over again for Omowale Clay, the bullhorn in his hand as he marched behind Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, who was at the front of demonstrators last Saturday evening in East New York, all of them outraged at the police for the shooting death of Akai Gurley.
Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton said officers will no longer arrest and charge New Yorkers for low-level marijuana possession, but will instead issue a summons for violation
Banks had wanted to retire from the NYPD for some time, so initial news of his promotion surprised many. This week, though, he said, “It’s the best decision for the Police Department for me to retire.”
Police Chief Philip Banks III just got a promotion. You can now call him First Deputy Commissioner Banks.
News broke Wednesday that the Rev. Al Sharpton would be cutting troubled attorney Sanford Rubenstein lose as rape allegations against the attorney stay in the headlines.
Herman Ferguson was never a braggadocio. But Thursday, Sept. 25—when the 93-year-old lifelong international activist made his transition—there was not one, but two rainbows in the sky over Brooklyn.
Herman Ferguson was never a braggadocios man. But on Thursday Sept 25, 2014 – when the 93-year-old lifelong international activist made his transition, there was not one – but two rainbows in the sky over Brooklyn.